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Interview: Antonio Huertas, Mapfre - reaping the rewards of change

Global, Latin America, Spain, USA04-04-2019General Insurance, Life & Health, Motor re/insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Spanish insurer Mapfre took some tough decisions last year—and also underperformed, according to its chief executive. Now, it wants to reap the rewards of these changes as well as its diversification to move into a new chapter, Antonio Huertas, chairman and CEO, tells Intelligent Insurer.

Greenlight Re finds its place in the world

Asia Pacific, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, USA04-04-2019Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Greenlight Re has always done things a little differently. Simon Burton, its chief executive, explains to Intelligent Insurer why he hopes its approach to insurtech, Solvency II and the mix of its portfolio will continue to set it apart.

Why re/insurers should fear the rise of activist investors

Global04-04-2019Capital Management, Investment Management

There are some chief execs right now taking a pretty good look at their own affairs in terms of how they spend company funds. I have also heard of a number of companies asking their investor relations teams for a thorough analysis of peer-related performance.

ILS market faces natural pause in pipeline

Global29-03-2019Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is facing a possible brief doldrum in 2019, before reviving in the second half of the year, according to Paul Schultz, chief executive of Aon Securities.

Powering the bionic underwriter of the future

Global19-03-2019General Insurance, General Liability, Health Insurance, Homeowners Insurance

The use of artificial intelligence in future underwriting was the topic of a webinar organised by Intelligent Insurer on March 7, 2019.

​Purely digital insurers and their service providers increase the attractiveness of Germany’s insurance market

Europe19-03-2019Liability Insurance, Motor re/insurance

​The current wave of insurtech startups is producing purely digital insurers that are competing with the established players, says Ingolf Putzbach, managing director of sum.cumo, an end-to-end provider for the digitisation of insurance companies.​​

Burnt by the Fyre: lessons in festival insurance

Caribbean, Global18-03-2019Risk Modelling, Specialty Insurance

Two years on from the failure that was the Fyre Festival, what lessons can be learned in terms of obtaining event insurance? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Pressure from anti-coal activists highlights investment dilemmas

Europe, Global, UK, USA11-03-2019Investment Management

As companies rid themselves of coal-related assets and other elements that are linked to the fuel, Intelligent Insurer looks at the reasons behind this—and the potential implications for other investment decisions.

Managing the office romance


The re/insurance industry is no stranger to sex scandals. Relationships between colleagues will happen no matter what, so how can employers ensure they protect themselves and their workforce when Cupid’s arrow lands? Intelligent Insurer reports.

What ILS funds must learn from Irma

Global28-02-2019Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Despite a multitude of other catastrophes in 2018, the single biggest loss event for reinsurers was so-called loss creep from 2017’s Hurricane Irma. Dirk Lohmann of Schroders examines what went wrong and what the industry must learn.

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